Kevin Mitnick

1963 - Today

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin David Mitnick (born August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, and convicted hacker. He is best known for his high-profile 1995 arrest and five years in prison for various computer and communications-related crimes.Mitnick's pursuit, arrest, trial, and sentence along with the associated journalism, books, and films were all controversial.He now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin Mitnick has received more than 2,462,582 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular computer scientist.

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  • 45

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  • 6.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Kevin Mitnick ranks 32 out of 187Before him are Gabe Newell, Peter Naur, Maurice Wilkes, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Leonard Kleinrock. After him are Jef Raskin, Ole-Johan Dahl, Pierre Bézier, Tony Hoare, Guido van Rossum, and Don Norman.

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Among people born in 1963, Kevin Mitnick ranks 57Before him are Mike Powell, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Roberto Donadoni, Gaspar Noé, Jason Newsted, and Eddie the Eagle. After him are Mikael Persbrandt, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Park Chan-wook, David Thewlis, May-Britt Moser, and Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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Among people born in United States, Kevin Mitnick ranks 2,298 out of 12,171Before him are Tito Puente (1923), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Jedediah Smith (1799), Jermaine Jackson (1954), and Elbridge Gerry (1744). After him are Sofia Coppola (1971), John Edward Williams (1922), Piper Laurie (1932), James Baker (1930), Martin Chalfie (1947), and Miley Cyrus (1992).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Kevin Mitnick ranks 21Before him are Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Ivan Sutherland (1938), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Gabe Newell (1962), Ward Cunningham (1949), and Leonard Kleinrock (1934). After him are Jef Raskin (1943), Don Norman (1935), Barbara Liskov (1939), Alan Perlis (1922), Allen Newell (1927), and Jay Wright Forrester (1918).

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